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CA AB 3059

Title: Human milk.
Author: Akilah Weber

Summary
AB 3059, as amended, Weber. Human milk. Existing law licenses and regulates tissue banks and generally makes a violation of the requirements applicable to tissue banks a crime. Existing law exempts a “mothers’ milk bank,” as defined, from paying a licensing fee to be a tissue bank.This bill would specify that a general acute care hospital is not required to have a license to operate a tissue bank to store or distribute pasteurized human milk that was obtained from a mothers’ milk bank.Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, requires the Department of Managed Health Care to license and regulate health care service plans and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Other existing law requires the Department of Insurance to regulate health insurers. Existing law requires health care service plans and health insurers, as specified, to provide certain health benefits and services, including, among others, maternity hospital stays, inpatient hospital and ambulatory maternity services, and maternal mental health programs. This bill would require a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy that is issued, amended, delivered, or renewed on or after January 1, 2025, to cover the same health benefits for human milk and human milk derivatives covered under the Medi-Cal program as of 1988.Because a violation of the bill’s provisions by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Status
Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

Bill Documents
CA AB 3059 - 03/11/24 - Amended Assembly
03/11/24 - CA AB 3059 (03/11/24 - Amended Assembly)


CA AB 3059 - 02/16/24 - Introduced
02/16/24 - CA AB 3059 (02/16/24 - Introduced)

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  • Akilah Weber - D
    Assemblymember - State Assembly - CA

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